Michelle Stueve Smith

Michelle Marie Scholastica (Stueve) Smith, 54, of Overland Park, Kan., raced into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer. After first being diagnosed in April 2010, Michelle, family and friends rallied the troops for an epic battle that ultimately led her to the Pearly Gates of heaven. Her ever-expanding Prayer Warrior Brigade was...
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Ruth Cushman Schutte

RUTH CUSHMAN SCHUTTE Ruth Cushman Schutte, 94, passed away on December 26, 2011 at The Forum of Overland Park. She was born Ruth Bernice Cushman on July 11, 1917 in Kansas City, Kansas. Ruth was a graduate of Wyandotte High School, Kansas City Kansas Community College and St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing. Following nursing school, Ruth began a long and varied career as a registered...
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Ruth Rick

Ruth Weideman Rick, 97, of Prairie Village, KS passed away on Nov. 25, 2011. A memorial service will be held at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, PV, KS on Sat., Jan. 14th at 2 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the memorial fund at the church. She donated her body to KU Medical Center for research. Her husband of 62 years, Gregory Rick Sr. and her sister...
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Robert T. Schweiger

ROBERT T. SCHWEIGER Robert T. Schweiger, 80, died Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011 with his beloved wife and daughters at his side. Bob was born May 11, 1931 in Kansas City, MO and was a lifelong advocate for good, practical building design. He enjoyed his Catholic education at St. Peter’s School, where he also earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 118. He graduated from Rockhurst High...
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C. Keith Whittaker

C. KEITH WHITTAKER M.D. C. Keith Whittaker, MD, was born into eternal life on Friday, October 7 surrounded by the people who meant most to him in this life. Dr. Whittaker was born September 4, 1932, the son of Justice Charles E. Whittaker and Winifred Pugh Whittaker. He was raised in Kansas City, attending St. Elizabeth grade school and Rockhurst High School. During high school he met his match,...
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Jean Bremer Brengelman

JEAN BREMER BRENGELMAN Betty Jean Bremer Brengelman age 65 of Leawood, Kansas died October 13th, 2011. Hers was a sudden and unexpected death; she went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully in her sleep. Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Monday October 17th at Westlawn Cemetery in Grand Island, Nebraska. Mrs. Brengelman was born December 9, 1945 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Elmer and...
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Dolores Maynette (Mattson) Meek

DOLORES MAYNETTE (MATTSON) MEEK Dolores Maynette (Mattson) Meek, age 83 of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2011, at The Grand Court Overland Park, surrounded by her husband and son, physically, and spiritually by family and friends. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm in the chapel at The Grand Court 6101 W. 119th St. Overland...
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Keith Edward Boxler

KEITH EDWARD BOXLER Aug. 5th, 1970 – July 18th, 2011. Keith Edward Boxler, 40, of Shawnee, KS, passed away July 18th, 2011 comfortably in his home. Keith fought a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. Keith was born August 5, 1970 to Wayne and Karen Boxler in Lyons, KS. A Memorial and Celebration of Life will be held at the Midland Theater at 1228 Main St., KCMO from 4:00-7:30pm on...
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Daniel John Kennaley III

DANIEL JOHN (DAN) KENNALEY III KENNALEY, III. Dan Kennaley, 79, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on his birthday, July 8, 2011 at Kansas City Hospice House. Dan was born on July 8, 1932 in Dodge City, KS, raised in Wichita, KS, and Kansas City, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josephine (Mama Jo) and Dan (Papa Dan) Kennaley, II, and sister, Carolyn Fox. He is survived by his wife of 52...
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Herschel O. Ward

HERSCHEL O. WARD Herschel O. Ward, Prairie Village, Kan., died Thursday, June 30, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W. 75th Street, Prairie Village, with a celebration of his life to follow at the church. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , Heart of America Chapter, 3846...
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Eleanor Allen Nelson

ELEANOR ALLEN NELSON Eleanor Allen Nelson, 89, the youngest and last surviving child of Dr. Forrest “Phog” Allen and his wife, Bessie, died peacefully on May 18, 2011, at the Sweet Life at Rosehill in Shawnee. Private graveside services will be held at the family plot in Lawrence. Eleanor was an intelligent woman with a wry sense of humor, as well as a devoted wife, mother, and...
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Jennifer Ann Villegas

JENNIFER ANN VILLEGAS Jennifer Ann (Martin) Villegas, age 40, loving wife and mother, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at her home in Olathe. She was born March 12, 1971, in Naperville, Illinois, the daughter of John Paul Martin and Jeanette “Tootie” Martin. Jennifer married Ralph Villegas Jr. on May 31, 2003. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents....
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Bentley Arrowsmith Nelson, M.D.

BENTLEY ARROWSMITH NELSON, M.D. Bentley Arrowsmith Nelson, M.D., one of the great members of the Greatest Generation, died peacefully on March 25, 2011, at the Sweetlife at Rosehill in Shawnee. Ben was born in Kansas City on August 20th, 1922 to M. Claude and Mildred (Arrowsmith) Nelson. He graduated from Westport High School in 1939. He attended college at Kansas City Junior College, the...
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Jim Jacoby

JIM JACOBY Paul James Jacoby, 74, died on March 24, 2011. A visitation will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011, from 4:00-8:00 pm, at Signature Funerals, 8019 State Line Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Jim was born on May 11, 1936 in Kansas City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Christine Elaine Jacoby; his parents, Charles and Norma (Arbuthnott) Jacoby; his brother, Charles H. Jacoby; and...
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Frank Stephen Becker

FRANK STEPHEN BECKER Frank Stephen Becker, 63, of Overland Park, Kan., died March 2, 2011. Frank was born on Jan. 3, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Frederick and Terezia Becker. He graduated from Drexel College. Frank was an engineer with Black & Veatch for 17 years. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Delores Becker, and his 14 year- old son, Bradley Becker. A Memorial Celebration of...
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Kathleen Ann Aylward

KATHLEEN ANN AYLWARD Kathleen Ann Aylward, 55, of Westwood, Kansas, passed peacefully on January 11, 2011, at home with family and friends at her side. She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, November 11, 1955 and was a lifelong area resident. Kathleen attended Notre Dame de Sion, and St. Peter’s grade schools. She graduated from Southwest High School and earned her bachelors degree in...
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